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Judgments & Decisions

Judgments & Decisions

Course Number
BDS 521 675
Course Code
BDS521675
Course Key
74984
Day(s)
Thursday
Time
1:45pm-4:30pm
Course Description
This course addresses the ideal standards of judging and deciding, and the ways in which people fall short of these standards, with emphasis on the latter. We will discuss heuristics and other intuitive strategies that people may use in day-to-day thinking, and the biases that result from this use. We will apply this approach to shed light on faulty analyses in medicine, law, and everyday thinking. Understanding the ideals of good thinking and causes of our failure to conform to these ideals may ultimately help improve the decisions we make in private and professional lives. Permits offered to non-MBDS students if space is available. Request a permit here: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/lps/graduate/mbds/permit-request